Trustee Ministry

To ensure that all legal and business documents of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church are in place and that the operations of the Church properly support the vision. The trustees are charged with leadership of the strategic planning, financial management, business administration, facilities, media, legal and personal functions that help undergird the church’s overall ministry. The Trustees serve as a partner to the senior pastor, concentrating on the business affairs of the church so that the pastor can concentrate on the development of the core ministries through which the church fulfills its mission. Trustees should be very spiritual-minded persons, always dependent of our awesome God to provide guidance in decisions that need to be made regarding the church.
Trustee Mary A. Smith, Chairperson of the Trustee Ministry

Deacon Ministry


The primary objectives of the Deacons Ministry of  Mt. Gilead  Baptist Church are rooted in biblical principles:
  • To assist the pastor in his mission and vision (Acts 6:3-4, I Timothy 2:7)
  • To be a shining example of Christian virtues (I Timothy 3:8-13, Philippians 4:8)
  • To be humble (I Peter 5:6, Galatians 5:13)
  • To establish a bond with people promoting openness, encouragement and trust (I Timothy 3:1-7. Galatians 5:22-25)
Our goals are to be humble servants, workers in the church and community, and a living testimony and witness for Jesus. To this end we provide…
We the Deacons of  Mt. Gilead Baptist Church are honored to be of service to the church family and the community.  We endeavor to:
  • Assist the Pastor in implementing his vision and programs.
  • Assist in carrying on the business of the church.
  • Assist in the worship, baptismal, and communion services.
  • Make visitations to the sick and shut-in members, providing spiritual and physical support.
    Address the needs of those who request spiritual, physical and social help
  • Engage in church activities that promote evangelism and missionary service, promoting the Great Commission.
Our ministry is concisely summarized in our mission statement
We exist  to serve, to help,  share, and care for the people of this congregation.  The Deacons of  Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, believe Jesus is the head of the church. He is Lord, Savior and Shepherd. We recognize our Pastor as the undershepherd of our folk, and we follow his leadership as he follows God. We humbly function as Personal Spiritual Assistants (PSA) to ensure that every church family member receives  the attention, care,  support, and guidance for his/her spiritual growth.  
Deacon John Mills, Chairman of the Deacon Ministry
Phone: (202) 390-8157

All is Well Ministry

Reverend Michael G. Johnson relies and keeps his focus on the Lord and in Psalm 25:5 (KJV) he asks the Lord to “Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.”  That is precisely what he has done in establishing a Ministry in April 2017 to go deeper into God’s resources. 
Reverend Johnson’s ALL IS WELL MINISTRY has proven to be successful in honoring the Lord.  It is a beneficial medium to praise and present the Lord to worshipers every first Sunday of the month at 8:00 A.M. 
Rev. Michael G. Johnson, Special Assistant to the Pastor & Youth Minister

Christian Education Ministry

At Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, we strive to build people.  Christian Education addresses the whole human being. Christian Education involves body, spirit and mind. It involves not only the whole person, but also all of God’s creation as it moves people to learn how to relate to God, neighbor and all of God’s creation. Specifically, in the local church, Christian Education  encompasses every activity which attempts to spiritually uplift the members of the congregation. Christian Education first and foremost involves helping people to be biblically informed.  Christian Education does not only occur in a separate department of the church,  Christian Education is done in every sector of the church. At Mt Gilead, we strive to appropriate the Bible in such a way that it comes alive in the contemporary settings of congregants’ lives.
The following ministries come under the umbrella of the Christian Education Ministry:
  • Church Sunday School
  • Kids for Jesus Ministry
  • Teens for Jesus Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
Rev. Patricia A. McCullum, Director of Christian Education

Community Outreach

Mission: To promote and demonstrate our motto of being a "caring, loving, warm-hearted church," we utilize partnerships to provide year-round academic, enrichment, health and nutrition, career and skills development, community service, arts and exercises on African American culture and traditions, and social events. These inclusive programs benefit local residents, participants from the DMV, and members of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church.

Children & Charity International
Marilyn James, Executive Director

Fellowship Ministries

Christian Women’s Fellowship
Mission: To promote Christian fellowship among the women of the church; to discover and utilize the spiritual gifts and expertise of women; to present a variety of programs to enhance spiritual growth and encourage camaraderie among the membership.
Trustee Shirley Clark, President 
Christian Men’s Fellowship
Mission: To promote Christian fellowship among the men of the church; to discover and utilize the spiritual gifts and expertise of men; to present a variety of programs to enhance spiritual growth and encourage camaraderie among the membership.
Deacon David Jones, President
Hospitality Ministry
Mission: To promote and demonstrate our motto of being a "caring, loving, warm-hearted church."
Dr. Marilyn James, Coordinator

Music Ministry

The scriptural foundation for the vision and mission of the Music Ministry may be rooted in 2 Chronicles 5:13-14:
It came to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying, For He is good; for His mercy endureth forever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the House of God.
Therefore in keeping with biblical purpose and use of music, our primary mission is to magnify and glorify Jesus Christ (Colossians 3:16-17)in everything we do. Furthermore, it is also the mission of the music ministry to facilitate the fulfillment of the overall mission and vision of this church by providing  spirit-led music that  warms the heart, bring people closer to God.   The music ministry seeks to cultivate the musical gifts and talents of singers and musicians by helping them to explore and practice their God given skills. 
Sister Sharon B.Gilbert, Chairperson Music Ministry
Brother Tony Hall, Director Voices of Praise
  Chancel Choir
  Men's Chorus
Sister Cynthia L. Anderson Musician

GriefShare Ministry

Mission: To minister to people grieving the death of a loved one.  The need for this ministry is very evident.  The death of a spouse, child, family member or friend is devastating. As humans, we must grieve a loss so deep and significant.

Rev. Dr. Artie Polk, Assistant Pastor for GriefShare, and Men's Ministry